The important role music has played throughout Disney history

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The record covers for Disneyland Records’ “Lady and the Tramp,” “Bambi” and “Pinocchio” soundtracks. [Chuck Schmidt] When plans for Epcot were being formulated in the 1970s, it dawned on Marty Sklar of Walt Disney Imagineering that he and his team were overlooking something important, fundamental and functional … a Disney parks staple that hadn’t seen … Continue reading "The important role music has played throughout Disney history"
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Exploring Travel Photography at Epcot’s World Showcase

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Trash can with the World Showcase emblem in Epcot.Nikon D750/Sigma 15m Fisheye, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 450, EV 0. Epcot’s World Showcase is the closet to one of the original Epcot concepts of being a world exposition which features countries from all over the world. Each country pavilion features its architecture, people, food and music. As … Continue reading "Exploring Travel Photography at Epcot’s World Showcase"
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Drums of Pandora in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Over the next four weeks, I will be sharing photography from the new Pandora – The World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Disney Imagineers did an amazing job in a small space (for Walt Disney World that is) and I hope you enjoy seeing and reading about it as much as I did during … Continue reading "Drums of Pandora in Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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New and Returning Musical Acts for Epcot Food and Wine Festival

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World Showcase to Feature New and Returning Musical Acts During the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Epcot has an exciting lineup of live entertainment planned for the Food and Wine Festival. In addition to the “Eat to the Beat” Concert Series, featuring 11 new artists, you’ll also want to look for authentic performers throughout … Continue reading "New and Returning Musical Acts for Epcot Food and Wine Festival"
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Harps of Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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I enjoyed performances of musicians playing harps in Disney’s Animal Kingdom recently. The first one was a very unique instrument called a mandinka harp (kora) which is a 21-string lute-bridge-harp used extensively in West Africa made from a large calabash or bottle gourd. It makes a very pleasing sound. Muscian playing a mandinka harp in … Continue reading "Harps of Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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